March 2012


There seems to be a Photography theme this month - with interviews of two HVA members with different approaches.  Also put the date of Tuesday 17 April in your diary as we are delighted that renowned Wildlife Photographer - Andy Sands will be giving a talk to HVA Members.  Plus, the Photographic exhibition at the Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted.


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Among the Opportunities added this month are details of the SGA Open and Tuition Opportunities at Missenden Abbey.

Open Studios 2012

The deadline for applications to participate in Herts Open Studios is 31 March - thank you to all Members who have applied on-line this year.  Our 'Making a Success of Open Studios' meeting held on 29 February was well received, and the following key points were discussed.

Exhibitions & Events

Still time to catch the HVA Exhibition at Bishops Stortford College and Icara, Icara at St. Albans Museum ... click here to see full details from our February issue about these exhibiitions that are still running, also read on to discover the wide range of events on offer this month...


A new gallery has opened in Hertford, bookings are now being taken for a new papermaking course at the Papertrail in Apsley and HVA Members are invited to the Launch Party at the Jewellery Hut.

Art Groups - News & Meetings

All members are welcome at our Art Group meetings.  Simply email the group leaders on the links as the end of this article to find out arrangements for future meetings.

Jo's Web Wizardry

This month, we demystify the QR Code and look at how artists around the world are embracing this new piece of technology.

Belinda's Bash

Curious Creatives

For this article I’m inspired by the Wellcome Trust Arts Fund – and wonder whether any members are interested (details below.) Curiosity is often the start for creativity and scientific exploration, so this week I thought I’d get curious about the links between Art and the science of Biology. Here goes…